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True Blood: Everybody Wants to Rule the World

The start of the vampire holy war is a cause for celebration for Salome and the Chancellors, but Eric may decide to go AWOL; Sookie learns more about her parents' death from a deceased relative; Andy and Jason investigate the rise in shifter murders; Alcide recalls his induction into the pack; Arlene is drawn into Terry and Patrick's strange journey; Steve Newlin gets a new pet.

Source: HBO

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x9
Airdate: Sunday August 05th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Nov 12, 2012


Guest Stars
William SandersonWilliam Sanderson
As Sheriff Bud Dearborne
Robert PatrickRobert Patrick
As Jackson Herveaux
Louis HerthumLouis Herthum
Dale DickeyDale Dickey
As Martha (Martha Bozeman)
John RezigJohn Rezig
As Kevin (Deputy Kevin Ellis)
Tanya WrightTanya Wright
As Kenya (Deputy Kenya Jones)
Jessica ClarkJessica Clark
As Lilith
Tina MajorinoTina Majorino
As Molly
Giles MattheyGiles Matthey
As Claude
Camilla LuddingtonCamilla Luddington
As Claudette
Jennifer HastyJennifer Hasty
As Sweetie (Sweetie Des Arts)
Ted WelchTed Welch
As Joe Bob
James Jordan (1)James Jordan (1)
As Ray
Johnny Ray GillJohnny Ray Gill
As Tyrese
Keram Malicki-SanchezKeram Malicki-Sanchez
As Elijah
Anna KhajaAnna Khaja
As Zaafira

Co-Guest Stars
Skyler ValloSkyler Vallo
As Chelsea
Marque Richardson, IIMarque Richardson, II
As Kenneth
Jamie Gray HyderJamie Gray Hyder
As Danielle
Helen SadlerHelen Sadler
As Claudija
Thea AndrewsThea Andrews
As Local Bon Temps Reporter
Blake MichaelBlake Michael
As Teenage Alcide
Heather HopkinsHeather Hopkins
As Teenage Debbie
Main Cast
Valentina CerviValentina Cervi
As Salome Agrippa
Lucy GriffithsLucy Griffiths
As Nora Gainesborough
Scott FoleyScott Foley
As Patrick Devins
Michael McMillianMichael McMillian
As Steve Newlin
Joe ManganielloJoe Manganiello
As Alcide Herveaux
Janina GavankarJanina Gavankar
As Luna Garza
Denis ODenis O'Hare
As Russell Edgington
Deborah Ann WollDeborah Ann Woll
As Jessica Hamby
Todd LoweTodd Lowe
As Terry Bellefleur
Kristin Bauer van StratenKristin Bauer van Straten
As Pamela Swynford De Beaufort
Carrie PrestonCarrie Preston
As Arlene Fowler
Chris BauerChris Bauer
As Andy Bellefleur
Nelsan EllisNelsan Ellis
As Lafayette Reynolds
Rutina WesleyRutina Wesley
As Tara Thornton
Jim ParrackJim Parrack
As Hoyt Fortenberry
Stephen MoyerStephen Moyer
As Bill Compton
Alexander SkarsgårdAlexander Skarsgård
As Eric Northman
Sam TrammellSam Trammell
As Sam Merlotte
Ryan KwantenRyan Kwanten
As Jason Stackhouse
Anna PaquinAnna Paquin
As Sookie Stackhouse


The scene opens with a factory fire in Houston, Texas. Salome, Bill, Eric, Nora, Steve and Russell are watching the news broadcast. They have a naked man on the table. Russell asks for someone of experience to bless the “food” that is on the table. Steve prays as he normally and Russell laughs. Salome speaks a foreign language and blesses the food before they all partake. Molly gets into work and finds that she cannot get into a higher clearance. Eric comes up behind her and asks how they are going to get out of there. She says that she doesn’t really know, but Eric says that she was it. Meanwhile, Lafayette is over at Sookie’s trying to communicate with the spirit. However, he doesn’t get anything. He says that he is still going to charge her. Sookie asks if he has been talking to Tara and he says that she hasn’t and only texted him to tell him to leave her alone...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Care Bears On FireEverybody Wants to Rule the Worldend credits
Grant LangstonWalk to GeorgiaPlays in Alcide's truck
LosersAcrobaticaPam has a confrontation with the new sheriff
PezznerFake BloodTara has run in with an old friend at Fangtasia
The WallflowersFirst One in the CarAlcide recalls a conversation while driving
Willie NelsonAin't Life Hell (with Hank Cochran)Sookie questions Bud
(Unknown artist)Miss McCloud's ReelSweetie has a flashback at the square dance
(Unknown artist)Square DanceSheriff and team searches for Bud

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